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Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Aug 28, 2020 11:04:42 AM

Consistency. It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty. In the service industry, executing consistency looks different; drivers like safety and supply chain remain crucial, but elements like innovation and process optimization emerge as important factors.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety, Transportation, Environment, Energy, Internet of Things, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Automation, IoT, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Resiliency in the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain

Posted by Angie Hansen on May 26, 2020 3:45:04 PM

Food is not only a necessity, it’s a comfort. Having a good day? Grab some ice cream! Having a bad day? Make it a double scoop. But have you ever stopped to think about how your food goes from manufacturer to table?

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Topics: Food Safety, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, COVID-19, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain

Developing an Impactful RFP Process

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:11 PM

 

We asked our Proposal Manager, Iesha Jenkins, to share some of her BDPs for developing a first class RFP process - read on to find out more...

Benefits of a Request For Proposal (RFP)

Developing trustworthy relationships with your vendors will ensure a true, mutually beneficial partnership where you both win.  Your vendor will support you with the services you need and you’ll pay a fair price for them.  But to develop this kind of vested relationship you must go beyond a search purely for the lowest price and instead seek out value.  Enter the Request for Proposal (RFP) process...

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, Continuous improvement, Case Studies

The Temperature-Controlled Protein Supply Chain

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 16, 2020 4:40:02 PM

We recently spoke with Pat Ballard, Americold's VP Business Development for Key Accounts in the Protein vertical, to catch up on the temperature-controlled protein supply chain.  Read on to hear his insights...

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Topics: Transportation, Poultry, Visibility in Supply Chain, Interview, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, port, export, Protein, Beef, Pork

3 Reasons Sustainability Matters to Your Supply Chain

Posted by Danyella Davis on Jul 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

As customers continue to set increased expectations around transparency and energy-conserving efforts, incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming a market differentiator.

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Topics: Transportation, Energy, Visibility in Supply Chain, Sustainablity

3 Reasons Why Visibility Matters in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Danyella Davis on Sep 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Supply chain management is changing – Fast.

As demand patterns shift, the dynamic landscape is challenging traditional linear models, creating a paradigm shift that’s opened the door for developing services and technologies to support flexibility in cold chain solutions through data and visibility. This is a topic that’s constantly in the industry news but it’s also ever-changing.

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, eCommerce